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Five artists


The Artists’ Group of Charlestown will display “Five Artists in Search of a Portrait” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 2 and 3 at the Stove- Factory Gallery, 523 Medford St.


The show is free and open to the public. On-and off-street parking will be available.


For more information, visit or call 617-241-0130.


Dining out


The Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau announces the launch of Dine Out Boston – a new approach for Restaurant Week Boston – hosted from March 3 through 8 and 10 through 15.


Dine Out Boston will feature a more flexible pricing structure for restaurant owners and guests. At lunch and dinner, restaurants will now have the option to customize their menus by choosing to offer lunch for $15, $20 or $25 and dinner for $28, $33 or $38.


Charlestown restaurants including Legal Oysteria will be participating.


Restaurants will donate gift certificates to be auctioned, with proceeds going to the charitable partner, King Boston.


For more information and reservations, visit


Ship model show


“Masters of Miniatures,” the 40th annual Model Shipwright Guild show, is being held now through Saturday, March 22 at the USS Constitution Museum, Building 12, Charlestown Navy Yard.


More than 50 different ships created by modelers from across New England will be on display. There will be a variety of reproductions of War of 1812 vessels, modern ships and ships-in-bottles. Modelers have masterfully captured the richness of maritime history in miniature.


Attendees will have the opportunity to view the prize-winning models from the last five years, partake in family activities including a scavenger hunt, learn how to get a ship into a bottle, observe a model ship restoration every Wednesday, and much more.


Volunteers from the USS Constitution Shipwright Guild will be on hand for visitors to watch them in action and ask questions.


Admission to the museum and exhibit is free with donations welcome.


Further information can be found at